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Enhancing the role of coastal shipping in outbound automotive logistics-a viability study
, Kjetil Fagerholt, Marielle Christiansen
Published in iimidr.ac.in

Indian automotive manufacturers rely mainly on direct truck deliveries from their assembly plants to the customersacross the country. As India has an extensive coastline, companies should be able to develop e_x000E_cient distribution withcoastal shipping. We select a major Indian automotive manufacturer based in southern India with the major ports inIndia considered as potential roll-on/roll-oterminals to analyze the modal shift from primary road based distributionto coastal intermodal shipping. The computational study of a mathematical model along with the analysis of currentregulatory framework estimates current potential and suggests requirements for a successful modal shift.

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    Coastal shipping
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    Automotive logistics
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    Sustainability analysis